The West Australian
Ignition’s 2018 class set to rev into trade
The eighth round of the Curtin University Ignition Program has wrapped up, with dozens of entrepreneurs receiving intensive training about how to scale up their business ideas.
More than 60 would-be businesspeople underwent five days of training, including 25 hours of mentoring, addresses from 19 speakers and panel sessions hosted by RSM’s Steve Carroll and AusIndustry’s Larry Lopez.
Venture capitalist Bill Tai and Perth’s angel investing community heard pitches in closeddoor settings.
Three stand-out pitches — Lacey Filipich from Maker Kids Club, Chevon Semmens from Little Land and Sian Reed from Club Soda — were selected to present to a public forum.
Ignition has been instrumental in creating more than 200 businesses, including successful enterprises SEQTA, CV Check, RhinoHide, UDrew and Tap Into Safety.
Ignition alumni receive Curtin MBA program credits.